MEMOIRS OF A BULLFIGHTER. BY CONCHITA CINTRON. INTRODUCTION BY ORSON WELLES. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968. Stated First American Edition. Very Scarce.
A nice First Edition of this scarce and fascinating memoirs of a famous female bullfighter from CHile who settled in Portugal, She killed 750 bulls before she settled down to breed dogs. First published in Spain in 1962 under the title "Recuerdos." Published more than 40 years ago, this First Edition book is now long out of print and very scarce, selling for between $45 and $85. Such a nice original edition is not likely to come up for sale again soon on ebay.
From the Dust Jacket: "Juan Belmonte said of Conchita Cintron, 'A unique figure in the history of bullfighting.' Fleur Cowles Meyer has called her 'the only great bullfighter who is a woman.' Miss Cintron is undoubtedly this century's most renowned and respected woman bullfighter. In 'Memoirs of a Bullfighter' she traces her life and career on three continents and offers insights and revelations into the drama of 'la Fiesta Brava.'
"The banderilleros, the apprentice matadors, the hangers-on, the swordhandlers, the ranchers, the constant travel, the glamour and acclaim-these made up Miss Cintron's life... read more